Electronic Arts today announced a new title in its Plants vs. Zombies franchise to be released on the Xbox One. Revealed during the publisher’s E3 media briefing, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will also see an Xbox 360 release at some point following the Xbox One version’s release. A press release issued by EA following the publisher’s media briefing confirmed a spring 2014 release date for Garden Warfare. The game is being developed by PopCap Games using the Frostbite 3 engine.
EA played the game live during the media briefing, showcasing plants fighting off hordes of zombies in a multiplayer setting. The gameplay was more akin to Gears of Wars’ horde mode than to traditional tower-defense Plants vs. Zombies gameplay. Units shown included a cactus sniper and a flying onion that appeared to be the PopCap’s plant take on a military drone.
According to the press release, Garden Warfare will feature 4-player co-op as well as 24-player competitive multiplayer.